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Bobby Womack, legendary soul singer, dead at 70
June 27, 2014, 8:28 PM EST
By Jethro Nededog
Soul singer Bobby Womack has died, his record company, XL Recordings,
confirmed. The cause of death is currently unknown.
The singer's career spanned seven decades and included '80s hit "If You Think
You're Lonely Now."
Womack began his career in the early 1960s as the lead singer of his family
musical group The Valentinos. He was also Sam Cooke's backing guitarist.
In the late-60s, Womack went solo. In 1968, he signed with Minit Records and
recorded his first solo album, "Fly Me To The Moon," which included his first
major hit with a cover of The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin'."
More to come ...